On This Day

What Happened on October 24, 1976

Historical Events

  • 1st Jewish film & TV festival
  • 1st Toronto International Film Festival opens

Sports History

English McLaren driver James Hunt finishes 4th in the season ending Japanese Grand Prix at Fuji Speedway to win his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by 1 point from Niki Lauda

New York City Marathon

New York City Marathon: American Bill Rodgers wins his first title in 2:10:10; Miki Gorman takes out women's race in 2:39:11

  • Sadiq & Mushtaq Mohammad score hundreds in same Test Cricket innings v NZ

Famous Birthdays

  • Petar Stoychev, Bulgarian swimmer, born in Momchilgrad, Bulgaria
  • Yanda Nossiter, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Famous Weddings

Benjamin Spock

Pediatrician Benjamin Spock (73) weds Mary Morgan

Famous Deaths

  • Richard Sturzenegger, composer, dies at 70
1976 Highlights

About October 24, 1976

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 1 month and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Scorpio